The CW’s new All American spinoff, All American: Homecoming, just premiered this week, but the show is already making waves and changing lives.
Warner Bros. Television Group has announced a new scholarship to support students in need of financial assistance at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). The scholarship is inspired by All American: Homecoming, which follows students at the fictional Bringston University, an HBCU.
Developed in partnership with the NAACP, the Warner Bros. Television Group All American: Homecoming Grand Slam Scholarship will award $100,000 in grants to 10 students pursuing degrees at HBCU institutions in the United States. HBCU students can apply for the scholarship beginning in early March. For more information, visit the NAACP website.
In a statement, Warner Bros. Television Group Chairman Channing Dungey had this to say: “We are thrilled to partner with the NAACP on the All American: Homecoming scholarship, which will provide financial support to students at HBCUs as they pursue their dreams through education. And we are also excited to celebrate the dynamic on-screen depiction of HBCU life at Bringston University in this powerful new show from Nkechi Okoro Carroll and Berlanti Productions.”
All American: Homecoming showrunner and executive producer Nkechi Okra Carroll also responded to the scholarship, saying: “Honoring my family and friends who attended HBCUs by bringing Bringston University to life has been a dream come true. All American: Homecoming is a celebration of the HBCU experience, a celebration of Black youth, a celebration of our culture. It’s wonderful that Warner Bros. Television Group is furthering that celebration and contributing to the pursuit of excellence by offering scholarships to real-life HBCU students.”
This marks the Studio’s first time collaborating with the NAACP to offer scholarships to HBCU students.
New episodes of All American: Homecoming air on Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on The CW, following All American. Check out our other All American: Homecoming coverage here.